Deary, ID residents disappointed with downsize of post office to mail truck

Deary, ID residents disappointed with downsize of post office to mail truck

KLEWTV: A post office reduced to just a mail truck. Residents in Deary, ID, have been dealing with it for the past eight months. The post office building in Deary is closed.  It’s such a concern and frustration for residents a representative from the United States Postal Service (USPS) held ... Read More
Bill passed to name Detroit post office after Aretha Franklin

Bill passed to name Detroit post office after Aretha Franklin

Detroit MetroTimes: We continue to honor our queen because she will always be our queen. The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3976, which renamed the post office located at 12711 E. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit the Aretha Franklin Post Office Building. The legislation was signed by all members of ... Read More
Closure of Hardenville, MO, post office seems likely

Closure of Hardenville, MO, post office seems likely

Ozark County Times: An Ozark County post office closure that was hinted at in 2011 seems likely to happen this month in Hardenville, MO, where service will be suspended Saturday, Feb. 22, as the U.S. Postal Service’s lease on space in the old Hardenville general store building expires. Gainesville postmaster ... Read More
Postal Service losing lease at historic Roseville, CA location because of new development

Postal Service losing lease at historic Roseville, CA location because of new development

ABC10: The Downtown Post Office on Vernon Street in Roseville, CA, is one of the area’s oldest buildings, but in the coming months, the usually busy location will have to make way for new development. The lease between the U.S. Postal Service and the city of Roseville is set to ... Read More
Ralph Nader and historian Chris Shaw talk postal banking

Ralph Nader and historian Chris Shaw talk postal banking

Chris W. Shaw is an author, historian, and policy analyst who has written one of the best books about the post office, Preserving the People’s Post Office (available online here).  The book has a great introduction by Ralph Nader, for whom Shaw worked at the Center for Responsive Law. Shaw ... Read More
Jamestown, IN, wants its post office back

Jamestown, IN, wants its post office back

Lebanon Reporter: It’s been more than a year since the United State Postal Service closed the Jamestown, IN, branch over a supposed rent dispute. Rick Mitchell, president of the Jackson Township Historical Society and a resident of Jamestown, remembers seeing the USPS reps come and remove the post office equipment ... Read More
One of U.S.'s oldest post offices is hidden in an N.J. village that time forgot

One of U.S.’s oldest post offices is hidden in an N.J. village that time forgot

NJ.com: On a recent cold winter day, the wind whipped through the woods surrounding a colonial village in the New Jersey Pine Barrens in the Wharton State Forest — a village that time seemed to forget. It sprung up around the Batsto Iron Works in the late 1700 and was ... Read More
More than a place for mail; rural town’s community post office closes amid financial strain

More than a place for mail; rural town’s community post office closes amid financial strain

St George News: To drive from St. George to Torrey, a town on state Route 24 in Wayne County, is to take a grand tour of rural Utah. Long expansive highways with even more expansive views are dotted with tiny towns where pockets of people continue to carve out a ... Read More
Historic Five Points post office in downtown Franklin, TN, will close March 1

Historic Five Points post office in downtown Franklin, TN, will close March 1

tennessean.com: Workers at the Five Points post office in downtown Franklin, TN, confirmed Thursday afternoon the outfit will close come March 1. The operation for the mail is privately owned but has been conducting business to government standards, postal workers said. The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County helped save the ... Read More
"Center of the Community": For these Central Illinois communities, post offices play critical role

“Center of the Community”: For these Central Illinois communities, post offices play critical role

How post offices continue crucial role in rural areas Herald & Review: ZIP code 62532 appears in blue numerals on the front of the Elwin post office, a shack-like structure on South Taylor Road with 52 neat P.O. boxes behind a worn front door. Even though the tiny space — ... Read More
GAO Report: U.S. Postal Service Offering Nonpostal Services through Its Delivery Network Would Likely Present Benefits and Limitations

GAO Report: U.S. Postal Service Offering Nonpostal Services through Its Delivery Network Would Likely Present Benefits and Limitations

GAO: The U.S. Postal Service manages a vast network of mail carriers and vehicles that deliver mail to its customers. Since USPS’s costs are growing faster than its revenues, some have suggested that it provide nonpostal services using this network to generate revenue and enhance its value to communities. For ... Read More
Communities and Postal Workers United Winter 2020 Newsletter

Communities and Postal Workers United Winter 2020 Newsletter

The Winter 2020 newsletter from Communities and Postal Workers United (CPWU) has articles about a rally against the Consolidated Casing test program being run by the USPS to speed up mail carriers and eliminate routes; a community’s efforts to continue mail service to individual mailboxes rather than cluster boxes; problems with the ... Read More
Closing of smalltown Alplaus NY post office inspires movie starring Karen Allen as postmaster

Closing of smalltown Alplaus NY post office inspires movie starring Karen Allen as postmaster

Director of new movie “Colewell” was interested in post office closures and found Alplaus Daily Gazette News:  Alplaus didn’t lose its community identity when the post office closed nearly a decade ago, but lots of people here feared it might. It’s a story a lot of little rural communities across ... Read More
Documentary Film "Gone Postal" Investigates Dark Corners of the Postal Service and Envisions a New Way Forward

Documentary Film “Gone Postal” Investigates Dark Corners of the Postal Service and Envisions a New Way Forward

ROSENDALE, NY — In Gone Postal, Jay Galione, son of a postal worker, investigates the dark corners of the US Postal Service.  Across the country, brave employees stand up to injustice on the job and fight to Save the People’s Post Office. “I was inspired to begin work on the film,” says ... Read More
Mold closes historic Ashland MA post office

Mold closes historic Ashland MA post office

Metrowest Daily News:  The Ashland, MA Post Office has suspended its downtown operations indefinitely, citing repairs that need to be made in the 205 Main St. building, but not specifying whether those repairs are connected to mold found in the basement level early last month. Effective Thursday, all postal employees ... Read More
Post office historian publishes new book on the struggle to make banking democratic

Post office historian publishes new book on the struggle to make banking democratic

One of the best books written about the Postal Service is Christopher Shaw’s Preserving the People’s Post Office.  It has been one of the guiding lights of Save the Post Office, and though published in 2006, it is still highly relevant to the issues facing the Postal Service today. Shaw is ... Read More
Depression-era mural from Lincoln Park, MI, post office to be celebrated

Depression-era mural from Lincoln Park, MI, post office to be celebrated

News-Herald: Gregory Wittkopp, director of the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, will give a presentation on the Depression-era Lincoln Park Post office mural, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Lincoln Park Historical Museum, 1335 Southfield Road. The mural entitled, “Hauling in the Net,” was created in 1939-1940 by acclaimed ... Read More
Snyder, NE post office closed for emergency suspension

Snyder, NE post office closed for emergency suspension

Norfolk Daily News: A town hall meeting Tuesday night at the Snyder Auditorium included plans for mail delivery following the lock down of the Post Office in Snyder, Nebraska, a week ago as the building was ruled unsafe. “At this time we are not in the process of closing post ... Read More
Historic Post Office in Littleton, CO accepted to National Register of Historic Places

Historic Post Office in Littleton, CO accepted to National Register of Historic Places

Littleton Independent: Littleton’s 70-year-old post office at 5735 S. Prince St. will be celebrated from 1 to 3 p.m. on Nov. 9, and Historic Littleton Inc. is coordinating with the Littleton Post Office staff by inviting the community to join in. Why? Because the 1939 red brick building has been ... Read More
Historic Live Oaks FL post office for sale, services will move to Pic N’ Save building

Historic Live Oaks FL post office for sale, services will move to Pic N’ Save building

Suwannee Democrat: Nearly six months after the move was announced, the location of the new Live Oak, FL post office is known. Gabrielle Redfern, the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency director, told the Live Oak City Council at its meeting Tuesday night that the United States Postal Service will be relocating the ... Read More